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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Day 218 (day 1 / week 32)

Thank you so much for all of your feedback with my blog! This weekend I will try to change a few things to see if I can fix any of the problems you guys are having. I'll let you know when I am done updating, and you can tell me if you are still having issues.

Today I feel MUCH better. Yesterday was a "high" day on my calorie cycle, and I just felt so much better when I woke up. I went out and walked early this morning, had a good walking day and came home and did some summer cleaning (just like spring cleaning). It was definitely the lack of calories, although it wasn't anything I was doing purposely. I really have to make an effort to eat as much food as I am supposed to to keep up with my exercise. It stinks to say that more often than not, I probably wouldn't eat much, if I didn't make that effort. I am happy right around the 100-1300 mark, and that's just not enough for the amount of exercise that I do daily, but I don't want to cut back on my exercising (huge mental benefits as well as the physical!) so I just have to suck it up and eat more.

I walked 2 miles in 35 minutes (430 calories). I have been meaning to share this with you, but I keep forgetting. My theme song for walking (the song that I listen to on repeat because it is the perfect song for me with timing and some of the lyrics and just attitude) is You Can Do It by No Doubt, on their Tragic Kingdom album (#11). I LOVE this song. I zone out sometimes and when I think "eh I don't want to do this anymore" and I come back out of the zone, I get to hear Gwen singing, "you can do it" and it's just awesome! Very motivating song for me. Find motivating songs and incorporate that into your exercise routines. I bet that will give you the extra boost you need to push a little farther if you need it. I want to compile a mixed CD (remember mixed tapes? lol) and make that a walking CD...but my CD ROM doesn't work anymore, so it's not going to happen anytime soon.

Anyway, after I got home I did my cleaning and cleaned for 150 minutes and burned 837 calories. Sweet. I got a lot done, and now I just feel relaxed and happy. The Monkey Boy is down for a nap and everything is clean...gotta love that.

The Monkey Boy and I got to see my niece today and she is just growing up so fast. I think she is 6 now. She such a beautiful little princess and she adores my son, as much as he adores her (you should see them together...they are so cute). Hopefully we will see her tomorrow again before she goes back to Cali, so I can take a picture of them (I forgot today).

Tomorrow is Friday and it's supposed to be in the mid 90's here. SO happy about that. That means I can take longer walks! I am nervous because my first day of work is Monday. I hope everything goes smoothly!

See you guys tomorrow! Make today count! *sings* You can do it...you can do it...

I can do this. I am a star.

4 comments:

MissEllen said...

Melissa, I've been reading your blog for a long time. I always think "She's amazing, I'm so happy for her". But lately God's been telling me "You need to get healthy.Stop ignoring my temple."
I want to. I'm not sure I can. I'm afraid to try. Just wanted to get that off my chest.
hugs,
Ellen

generationsgoneby said...

Just don't use Cindy Lauper. I used one of her CDs one day and knocked 5 minutes off my time, arms just a swinging, bounce in my step. Felt great walking. Couldn't move the next day. She's just too hyper. LOL

Melissa Henning said...

Ellen, I sent you a message on FB.

lol thanks for the heads up Generations lol. That sounds fun and I figure if I am already looking crazy, skipping, race walking like Hal from Malcolm in the Middle, and jogging like Phoebe from Friends, when I do jog, I might as have some background music to inspire the actions lol. At least that way I also have something to blame, if someone does call me on my craziness lol. 5 minutes off of the time might be SOOO worth the soreness the next day! Might have to use this strategy if I ever do a 5K. lol! Thanks and have a good weekend! :)

loreejo said...

meant to tell you CONGRATS yesterday for getting the nest clean before the job starts!